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Pirelli: Things have to change

While expected by many to continue, Hembery was quick to point out however that Pirelli didn't need to be in F1 next year to survive.

“Well we're working forward for next year,” he said. “Time is passing on. I mean, we don't need to do Formula One to survive as a business; it's a part of the company. In November we might be packing up and going and then it's somebody else's problem, but we've made every effort we can to get things sorted. We haven't given any deadlines, we're just working on; maybe we're silly doing that, maybe we should have insisted on things being sorted.

“It's mid-July and I if somebody wants to come in and take over I think they would be very brave, because the issues we've been suffering with would be issues that any company would have problems with, quite frankly.”

Tagged as: Pirelli , Paul Hembery , 2014

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July 19, 2013 9:30 PM

The Pirelli F1 tyre debacle represents just one component of the web that is F1 nowadays, Pirelli is a top tyre manufacturer and as such it has the capability and knowhow to produce a tyre as good as any other manufacturer, Pirelli felled foul of the F1 politics right at their entry into F1 as a tyre supplier by being imposed on F1 by MR F1 instead of winning the FIA tender as per the FIA rules of governance, Pirelli’s tyre technology is such that it has produced a tyre that lasts and behaves exactly as requested by the powers that be, the original construction of the 2013 tyre (steel belted with play steer design) had a build-in safety feature hardly seen before, with all its rubber peeled off (delaminated) it had the capability of still remaining inflated, the delaminating was as a result of teams abusing the tyre, this tyre was raced up to Monaco. To be continued.

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